As our volunteers continue their visits to high schools in Collier County, they continue to find that support for tuition equity for all students in Florida is overwhelming. Earlier this week, our state House of Representatives passed HB 851, (In-State Tuition for All Florida graduates, regardless of immigration status) out of its last committee unanimously. While we still have to wait until it reaches the house floor, the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project and several other organizations in the state have been mobilizing and collecting signatures for the state-wide petition that was created in favor of tuition equity for undocumented students.
We need your help! Please, consider adding your name to the already hundreds of names supporting these measures. You can submit your signature electronically HERE and forward it to friends and family. Let’s show our legislators that this is something that we not only want, but also need! Once you’ve done that, show your support visually by submitting an image of yourself holding a sign similar to our high school students below! Email your image to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure to showcase you on our Facebook and blog!
The Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project is hosting its first ever DACA Clinic on March 11th from 10-4 PM in Naples.
We are bringing, for the first time ever, 4 different law schools to work together on applications for DACA applicants. They include the University of Miami, Florida international University, St. Thomas and Ave Maria law schools.